Specialty pharmacies provide pharmaceutical or biological products that are part of complex care protocols and may include special handling and delivery instructions, patient medication education and continuous monitoring.
Therapies that require specialty pharmacy medication are often costly. CVS/Caremark™ has contracted with specialty pharmacies to provide specialty pharmacy medication and patient education and support. Physicians are encouraged to order specialty prescription drugs by faxing the order to one of the following specialty pharmacies.
|AllCare Plus Pharmacy
Phone: (855) 880-1091 (toll free)
FAX: (844) 265-0265 (toll free)
Phone: (888) 792-3888 (toll free)
FAX: (888) 554-3299 (toll free)
|CarePlus (Formerly known as CVS/Procare/Caremark)
Phone: (808) 254-2727 (local) ; 1 (800) 896-1464 (toll free)
FAX: (808) 254-4445 (local) ; 1 (877) 232-5455 (toll free)
|Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc.
Phone : (810) 732-8720
FAX: (810) 281-0158; (800) 722-8720 (toll free)
|The Honolulu Pharmacy
Phone: (808) 533-8887
FAX: (808) 533-1888
Phone: (808) 840-5600; (888) 840-8844 (toll free)
FAX: (808) 836-0537; (888) 286-7184 (toll free)
Phone: (626) 626-9400; (800) 540-4700 (toll free)
FAX: (626) 626-9840; (800) 540-3400 (toll free)
|Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy
Phone: (808) 593-4600; (800) 852-8975 (toll free on Oahu and the Neighbor Islands)
FAX: (808) 593-4602
Phone: (808) 335-5342
FAX: (808) 335-0043
CVS/Caremark™ and HMSA medical policies rely on the use of evidence-based medicine, which typically comes from peer-reviewed literature. Physicians submitting comments should include citation source material to support their positions. Inclusion of this material will help CVS/Caremark and HMSA's medical directors evaluate the comment or proposed change.
Physicians may contact CVS/Caremark by email to HMSAPAReview@caremark.com or by fax to 1 (866) 237-5512 toll-free for questions/comments.
To submit an preauthorization for CVS/Caremark review, please log in to HHIN or Cozeva and access Novologix from there. If you're not registered with HHIN or Cozeva, you may send your PA by fax at 1 (866) 237-5512 or by phone at 1 (808) 254-4414. To check to the status of a submitted PA, call 254-4414 on Oahu or 1 (866) 814-5506 toll-free on the Neighbor Islands, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time.
Specialty Pharmaceutical Products
To view the current list of specialty pharmacy drugs, please click the link below:
To view previous versions of this list that are now expired, please click on the links below:
|Rev#:||Date:||Nature of Change:|
|2.0||05/01/2009||Deleted amount of annual cost for specialty pharmacy medications; changed Caremark to CVS/Caremark and deleted CVS ProCare, then updated the available medications through specialty pharmacies.|
|2.1||12/15/2009||Moved content from linked PDF into document.|
|2.2||12/16/2009||Minor non substantial revisions.|
|2.3||10/05/2011||Added "Walgreens" to the list, as they are now a par specialty pharmacy as of 08/31/11.|
|2.4||10/05/2011||Added Walgreens contact information to the list.|
|2.5||05/10/2012||Added Apokyn, Simponi, Extavia, Tev-Tropin, and Zorbtive to the list.|
|2.6||04/09/2013||Added a new link to the new, current list of specialty pharmacy drugs called "Specialty Pharmaceutical Products" to replace the old list.|
|2.7||05/15/2014||Added a new content for the Mina Pharmacy.|
|2.8||12/07/2014||Added a new content for the Lihue Pharmacy.|
|2.9||07/02/2015||Added a new content for the CVS Medical Specialty Drug Policies section.|
|2.10||07/24/2015||Updated the "CVS Medical Specialty Drug Policies" section.|
|2.11||08/03/2015||Updated the "CVS Medical Specialty Drug Policies" section.|
|2.12||09/30/2015||Updated the Specialty Pharmacy listing.|
|2.13||10/05/2015||Updated the Specialty Pharmacy listing; added Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. & The Honolulu Pharmacy.|
|2.14||10/07/2015||Updated information to correct reflect that CVS/caremark is the one who contracts with specialty pharmacies.|
|2.15||10/08/2015||Updated Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy information.|
|2.16||10/12/2015||Updated Specialty Pharmacies information.|
|2.17||02/03/2016||Updated Specialty Pharmacies information.|
|2.18||04/11/2016||Added a link to the new, current drug list and moved the expired drug list into the “previous” section.|
|2.19||06/07/2016||Added a link to the new, current drug list and moved the expired drug list into the “previous” section.|
|2.20||06/22/2016||Added a link to the new, current drug list and moved the expired drug list into the “previous” section.|
|2.23||11/09/2016||Added a link to the new, current drug list (November 2016) and moved the expired drug list into the “previous” section.|
|2.24||01/06/2017||Added Avella Pharmacy to the list of Specialty Pharmacies; other minor edits.|
|2.25||01/09/2017||Added a link to the new Specialty Drug List effective December 2016.|
|2.26||01/10/2017||Added a link to the new Specialty Drug List effective January 2017.|
|2.27||02/09/2017||Added a link to the new Specialty Drug List effective February 2017.|
|2.28||05/25/2017||Added a link to the new Specialty Drug List effective May 2017. Also uploaded lists for March 2017 and April 2017.|
|2.29||06/28/2017||Added a link to the new Specialty Drug List effective June 2017.Moved the outdated list into the "previous" section.|
|2.31||07/14/2017||Added a link to the new Specialty Drug List effective July 2017.Moved the outdated list into the "previous" section.|
|2.32||10/11/201||Added a link to the new Specialty Drug List effective October 2017.Moved the outdated list into the "previous" section. Also added August and September to "previous" section.|
|2.33||10/30/201||Updated Pharmacy list: Added AllCare Pharmacy & Premier Pharmacy.|
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